*EDUCATION AND HEALTH Some things to take to heart
In-person classes, Internet snafus, melancholy hallways: This is what teaching in a pandemic is like: Read one teacher’s 30-day diary, plus responses from readers around the world
Nikkina McKnight in The Lily
The coronavirus pandemic has reshaped everyone’s lives. For teachers, that has meant a new school year full of unknowns and readjustments: As some schools remain 100 percent remote, others are conducting classes in-person or doing a hybrid of both. That’s the case for Nikkina McKnight, who is a teacher of technology career education at Andrew Jackson High School, a public school in Kershaw, S.C.
We asked McKnight, 41, to keep a 30-day diary of what the first month of the school year has been like for her. This is McKnight’s 14th year teaching — but it’s like none other, as she manages partly online and partly in-person teaching. McKnight is also the president of the Palmetto State Teachers Association, as well as the mother of a 5-year-old son, Grayson, and a 10-month-old daughter, Logan. CLICK FOR MORE>
Do you know of a Health Professional (practicing or retired) or Health Care Organization?
in Citizens Climate Lobby
The pandemic has brought into focus the importance of medical professionals. There must be thousands of CCL’ers who are health professionals, and we need to encourage them to raise their collective voice. While the climate crisis is becoming more widely accepted as a human health crisis among medical professionals, few are aware of the effectiveness of placing a steadily increasing fee on emissions. Our hope is that by building strong support among the medical community, we can leverage that support with medical associations, healthcare systems, and ultimately our legislators.
We currently have about 1000 health professionals who’ve signed on to the Health Professionals’ Climate Declaration with a goal of about 5000 by the November election and we need your help in encouraging health professionals or organizations to sign below.
- Health Professionals’ Climate & Carbon Pricing Declaration
- Health Care Organizations’ Climate & Carbon Pricing Declaration
To learn more:
- Watch this Grasstops Action Team webinar on the Health Outreach effort
- Use this short simple email to send along to volunteers, colleagues, friends or family you think would be interested in joining on. It links to a one-pager handout that gives over all the talking points.
- Have Questions? Contact [email protected]
Boomers And Other Retirees Are Handling The Pandemic Best; Gen X And Millennials, Not So Much
in Scary Mommy Minute
The other day I was home alone with my three children. All three of them were learning from home, as I was working from home, and I swear to you — it was everything I could do not to run out into the street, abandon my family, and live a Biblical life.
My 13-year-old son was on a break from homework, and watching some YouTuber. I told him that the dude on the video had an irritating voice, and I kid you not, he said “Okay, boomer.” I got pretty offended, but ultimately, it was just an insult to injury, considering how stressed out I was. CLICK FOR MORE>